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Fight for Ohio’s State Forests – No Logging!

Ohio DNR wants to clear-cut and burn it’s way through Ohio’s natural forests. Take action Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry is promoting commercial logging in each of the State Forestsagain this fiscal year. The Division [...continue reading.]

Years of Living Dangerously

Years of Living Dangerously New Showtime documentary showing the human impacts of climate change. Learn more and what you can do as an individual to #actonclimate See the first episode here    

Stop Asian Carp Before It’s Too Late!

The Great Lakes are a national treasure, and economically support a $7 billion fishing industry, $16 billion boating industry, and 1.5 million jobs. The introduction of Asian carp and other species puts the well-being of our communities, wildlife, and waters at risk.   Tell the US Army [...continue reading.]


Outings News

Volunteers Needed

Posted on December 13th, 2013

Volunteers are needed:

1. To help maintain a fairly-new section of the Little Miami Trail in Terrace Park that Miami Group (in conjunction with Queen City Bike) has adopted (in place of the section we used to maintain on Wilmington Road). Our new section starts about a quarter-mile northeast of Avoca Park, and runs almost to the bike parking lot in Milford. We’re participating in the Adopt-a-Trail program run by the Friends of the Little Miami State Park (

Volunteers clear the trail and trail shoulders of debris, honeysuckle, brush and small trees. We meet once or twice a month and work for 2-3 hours. It’s a great way to get outdoors and meet like-minded people! To be notified of upcoming work parties, join and then join the Miami Group Meetup site at

2. To author, edit and/or post content to ou web site. As well: Volunteers to assist  in the conversion from WordPress to Drupal (we can teach you what you need to know). If interested, call Doug Jose at 513-470-5473.

Christmas Party December 14th!

Posted on December 9th, 2013

Bring an appetizer or dessert and your beverage. 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM at Avon Woods Nature Preserve, 4235 Paddock Road. For questions, contact Elizabeth Durrell: or 513-481-1926. Snow emergency cancels. For more info see the Happenings article on page 3.

Join the Sierra Club and Imago Earth Center to learn about things you can do at home to care for your yard and the environment. Be trained by experts on a variety of topics through hands-on water conservation workshops. Come for just 1 workshop, or take the whole course and become a Water Sentinel. Topics will include Rain Barrels, Rain Gardens, and more!

 10:00-1, 1st & 3rd Saturdays in April, May, and June at Imago Earth Center! Read More

Please come join us for the next event in our collaborative water sampling in the lower Mill Creek Watershed. We will be collecting water quality data on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month in conjunction with groups on the Little Miami river and the Great Miami River. Come to the Wooden Shoe Hollow Retreat House as we collect the monitoring data from locations throughout the area.

Do you have a river or stream that you visit frequently that may be contaminated by an outside source? If so, we will make sure you have the training and equipment you need to monitor its quality. Our next water monitoring training is April 27, 2013.

We will be doing the training in light rain or shine so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather. Also, please avoid wearing open-toed shoes. To RSVP email us at or let us know through our Facebook event page 



Miami Group Winter Retreat Feb 2-3

Posted on January 10th, 2013

February 2 – 3, 2013
Join us at the Grailville Retreat Center in Loveland for a great winter get-away. Visit with old friends and make new ones. Learn something new & have fun! See Page 3 of the Jan-Feb Happenings for more info and the registration form.

We must have your rregistration (form for 2013) by January 28th.! Grailville needs our numbers early!

Information and directions will be sent after registration. If you have questions, please contact:

Karen Nagel ( 513-542-5259, or

Jean Kantor ( 513-522-5941.

Holiday Party! Saturday December 8th

Posted on October 24th, 2012

Saturday December 8, 7:00-10:30 PM
at Avon Woods Nature Preserve, 4235 Paddock Road.

It’s that time of year again when we enjoy some holiday cheer together.

Bring an appetizer or dessert to share and the beverage of your choice for yourself, and come mix and mingle with old and new friends.
If you’ve never been there before, please call for directions, as this place is hard to find in the dark!
Should the parking lot fill up, please park on the right (not the left) on the lane leading to the nature center.

Snow emergency cancels. For questions, contact Elizabeth Durrell: or 513-481-1926.